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Huey Lewis - Meniere's Disease

Singer and songwriter Huey Lewis has been struck with the vexing illness, Meniere's Disease which has derailed his career as a musician. This extremely challenging illness affects the inner ear and causes hearing impairment, as well as vertigo. The condition fluctuates and some days, Huey is unable to hear well enough to even talk on the telephone.

Before this condition took hold, he was able to create with his band, Huey Lewis and the News, the album "Weather," released in early 2020. It’s the band’s 10th studio album and features a limited song list of seven tracks, all recorded before his hearing loss. He admits that this may be his last album because he can no longer find pitch.

DR. CLIFF MEGERIAN is an otolaryngologist, also known as an ear, nose and throat doctor, addresses the mechanics of this disease based on his extensive research and clinical practice at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He describes how Meniere's short circuits the inner ear and he explores different treatment options.

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Judi Bilfield Baldwin
Judi Bilfield Baldwin
Aug 28, 2021

Reading this about Huey Lewis was absolutely awesome for me, because I've been suffering from Ménière’s Disease since the late 1990's, yet not firmly diagnosed until 2003 at University Hospital in Cleveland where I lived at the time. Dr. Megerian (probably misspelled), was my diagnosing physician, and all I can say about him, is that he is without doubt, the most brilliant, caring, professional, investigating doctor who does not give up. With the smallest of symptoms or damages from any Ménière’s type expressions, he then has some clues where he can go next. He doesn't waste time with unnecessary testing if at all possible.

Although I still suffer from Ménière’s, I will always be grateful for the diagnosis (and not…

Aug 29, 2021
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Judi, Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to this episode and for your kind words. I’m sorry you’re dealing with Meniere’s, however, it’s great to hear that you found some support and wisdom in Dr. Megerian. I wish you the best in health and happiness! Take care!

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